Patrick Lavon Mahomes II is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League ( NFL ).
Patrick Mahomes : Contract | Girlfriend | Is diabetic
The son of former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Pat Mahomes, he initially played college football and college baseball at Texas Tech University. Following his sophomore year, he quit baseball to focus solely on football.
|Born:||September 17, 1995
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||225 lb (102 kg)|
|College:||Texas Tech (2014–2016)|
|NFL Draft:||2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10|
In his junior year, he led all NCAA Division I FBS players in multiple categories including passing yards (5,052) and total touchdowns (53).
He was selected 10th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Mahomes spent his rookie season as the backup to Alex Smith. He was named the starter in 2018 after the Chiefs traded Smith to the Washington Redskins.
That season, Mahomes threw for 5,097 yards, 50 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. He became the only quarterback in history to throw for over 5,000 yards in a single season in both college and in the NFL.
He joined Peyton Manning as the only players in NFL history to throw 50 touchdown passes and 5,000 yards in a single season.
For his performance in his first season as starter, he was named to the Pro Bowl, named First Team All-Pro, and won the NFL Offensive Player of the Year and NFL Most Valuable Player awards. Mahomes is one of four African-American quarterbacks to win the AP MVP award.
Patrick Mahomes Contract
Patrick Mahomes signed a 10 year, $450,000,000 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $141,481,905 Guaranteed.
|Contract:||10 yr(s) / $450,000,000|
|Guaranteed at Signing||$63,081,905|
|Free Agent:||2032 / UFA|
Mahomes is currently the fourth-highest paid quarterback in the NFL in terms of average annual value, and will be getting lower on the list in the coming months with Lamar Jackson, Justin Herbert, and Joe Burrow in line for massive extensions.
The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback isn’t concerned about his salary standing in the NFL, wanting the rings instead of the money.
“When I signed my deal, I knew I was going to be pretty set for life regardless of what the market kind of happens,” Mahomes said Friday on the rising quarterback salaries. “But you just keep playing.”
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his longtime girlfriend, Brittany Matthews, have tied the knot in Hawaii, according to posts on the couple’s Instagram accounts.
Mahomes and Matthews have been engaged since Mahomes popped the question in September 2020.
After giving her a rose and a Valentine’s Day card the following year, the pair’s friendship morphed into something more.
Throughout their time in high school, the athletes rooted each other — Mahomes played both football and baseball while Matthews was a soccer star — and were each other’s go-to dates for dances in the gym.
The teenage sweethearts went to different colleges, but both stayed in Texas, which helped keep their relationship alive.
“He ended up going to Texas Tech, and that’s when it really hit me, ‘Oh s—t, he might go play professional football,” the Brittany Lynne Fitness creator told Today in December 2020 of her fiancé’s football skills. “It was surreal to see him living his dream and seeing him grow as an athlete and as a man in general was just amazing.”
The quarterback’s life revolves around constant exercise and recovery. As such, his body needs more sleep compared to non-athletes. In fact, Mahomes’ sleep patterns are not unique for professional athletes.
For example, defensive end J.J. Watt has been quite public about being an excessive sleeper.
So much so that he brought his own bed into NRG Stadium, as reported by USA Today.
While we can’t prove that Mahomes doesn’t have diabetes, we would be shocked if he is diabetic.
For starters, pro athletes constantly monitor their weight gains and losses. This is how quarterback Jay Cutler discovered that he is a type 1 diabetic, as reported by One Drop.